Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Olympics: Bach to travel to Brazil to check on Rio preps
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

London • New IOC President Thomas Bach will travel soon to Rio de Janeiro to check on the troubled preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

Bach says he will make the trip to Brazil in "the next couple of months," warning that organizers have "no time to lose" in getting ready for the first Olympics in South America.

Bach says his aim is to "ensure seamless cooperation" between the local organizers and the city, regional and national governments.

Preparations for the Olympics, as well as next year's World Cup in Brazil, have been dogged by construction delays.

Bach, who was elected IOC president in September, wants to ensure the Brazilians of the IOC's stake in the Rio Games.

He says "I want to make this statement in person to demonstrate that the new president is behind these Olympic Games and that we are fully committed to make them successful."

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
Photos
 
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.